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Indian firm partners with China lithium-ion cell maker to manufacture EV battery packs

Vehicle components maker Pinnacle Industries has completed a lithium-ion battery assembly plant in India following a partnership with China’s Phylion Battery Company.


Eguana contract with 'secret' firm aims to develop ESS for VPP applications

Residential lithium-ion energy storage system maker Eguana Technologies is in the final stages of a development contract with an unnamed renewable energy company to develop a system for the virtual power plant (VPP) market.


Battery associations launch initiative to ensure lead-battery industry’s positive global impact

Lead and lead-battery industry groups have adopted seven guiding principles designed to serve as a best practice in the protection of workers and the industry’s wider environmental impact. 


Sonnen supplies its residential lithium-ion ESSs as two VPP projects are launched in the UK

Sonnen’s lithium-ion residential energy storage systems have been used in two virtual power plant (VPP) projects in the UK.


Chinese patent infringements spurs Varta to increase annual production of lithium-ion cells by 50 million

German firm Varta AG is taking legal action against Chinese battery manufacturers for alleged patent infringements on its lithium-ion coin cells.


Australian Vanadium signs vanadium flow battery LoI with two Chinese firms

Australian Vanadium (AVL) has signed an agreement with two Chinese firms that could lead to the antipodean mining firm developing a vanadium materials supply chain.


Tesla and Glencore remain tight-lipped over cobalt supply deal for China gigafactory

Electric vehicle OEM Tesla has been in talks with Glencore in a bid to secure a cobalt supply chain for lithium-ion battery packs used at its China gigafactory, according to reports.


Rolls-Royce eyes the microgrid market with majority share in ESS firm

Luxury car brand Rolls-Royce has upped its interest in German lithium-ion energy storage firm Quinous as it turns its focus on the microgrid market.


Multi-national project aims to take the vanadium out of flow batteries

Basque research centre CIC energiGUNE is leading a European-wide project to develop next generation redox organic flow batteries. 


Korea’s planned recycling facility to recover 10,000 tpy of lithium-ion material

Korean firm GS E&C has announce plans to build a 120,000m2 lithium-ion battery recycling facility with the goal of recovering 10,000 tonnes of materials per year.